Congressional Republicans are alleging that Alissa Starzak, President Obama’s nominee to serve as general counsel for the U.S. Army, may have played a role in stealing the “Panetta Review,” a batch of classified CIA documents outlining the treatment of terror detainees.
A report Tuesday from the House Oversight Committee identified specific instances in which IRS employees demonstrated bias against conservative groups that had applied for tax-exempt status during the campaign season leading up to President Obama’s re-election.
Here we have John Holdren, assistant to the President for Science and Technology, answering a member of the public’s question about the role of mankind in shaping the Earth’s climate. His response is interesting, because it attempts to fuse the president’s politics with the realities (as we currently understand them) of geological time.
A Federal Court of Appeals has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency has no statutory authority to regulate the lead content of ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
The U.S. Supreme Court will take up the case that bears the hopes of many convinced that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional on March 4, less than three weeks after open enrollment at Healthcare.gov for 2015 has ended.
The U.S. government has offered $5 million for information leading to the capture of a terrorist it once had in custody, but whom the administration of George W. Bush set free from the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in 2006.
A pair of Pennsylvania state legislators has been indicted for allegedly accepting cash and gift bribes in return for promising to oppose voter ID legislation. Pennsylvania State Reps. Vanessa Brown and Jon Waters, both Philadelphia-area Democrats, were indicted Dec. 16.
IRS commissioner John Koskinen told the media an Inspector General investigator has nearly finished looking for the missing emails of Lois Lerner, the former official at the center of the scandal involving government’s political discrimination against conservative nonprofit groups.
Secretary of State John Kerry did his part to help explain the Obama Administration’s pivot toward “normalized” U.S.-Cuba relations Wednesday by saying the only party the U.S. was hurting, as it turns out, was itself.
Saying the plan would simply be too expensive to implement and operate, Vermont Gov. Pete Shumlin, a Democrat who very much wanted to see it succeed, has announced the state will not attempt to implement a hybrid form of state-controlled, single-payer health insurance.
Plumber Mark Oberholtzer of Texas City, Texas was surprised to learn that a work truck he sold three years ago had become the center of attention on the viral Internet. Its new owners are Islamist militants, and they’re using the truck as a mobile gun mount in Syria.
American academia has provided an especially safe harbor for progressive intolerance of late. So it’s natural that one University of Michigan professor should feel emboldened to invite others to literally “hate” Republicans in a recent opinion piece.
Baby steps: that’s all we’re talking about here. More helpful solutions to the abusive government practice of civil forfeiture would involve abolishing it outright across all “enforcement” agencies, regardless of their scope and, in a perfect world, the IRS itself.
A small Tennessee town has deployed a new tactic in the ongoing effort to shield elected officials from scrutiny and criticism: force anyone who works for the city to promise not to say anything bad about its leaders on Facebook and other social platforms.
A trio of craft beer makers is suing the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission over a 2013 law that forbids brewers from retaining the right to distribute their own products and instead reserves those rights for distributing companies.
The sheriff’s department in Spokane, Washington, is taking heat over its explanation for obtaining a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP), after a video of one deputy’s remarks was posted last week to Alex Jones’ YouTube channel.
A Quogue, New York, woman who spent four days in jail after a sheriff’s deputy arrested her and accused her of being a conservative “Teabagger” has won a $1.2 million verdict in a federal lawsuit, handed down after an eight-day trial ended last week.
Another sign of government’s ideological encroachment on the citizens it purports to serve: U.S. Park Service employees are reportedly schooling park visitors on climate change.
As media outlets both in the U.S. and abroad continue to search for the next racially charged controversy, the one that will write the next chapter in their unfolding narrative of America’s latent, festering racial polarity, they could benefit from pausing to examine the facts.
Periodically, a poll will come out that demonstrates an inverse relationship between the Obama administration’s agenda points and the desires of the American public. That is, if the Obama administration is fixated on “income inequality,” it’s a safe bet that the public is fixated on something else.
In a budget deal so massive and hurried that it’s almost impossible anyone could have read it before voting on it, Congress included a provision that profoundly expands the amount of money single donors can contribute to political causes during an election cycle.
To make a point about the perceived disconnect between elected elites and the rest of America, Republican Senators have all agreed to place their staffs not on the federal employee health benefits program, but under Obamacare instead.
The aspirations of federal gun control advocates came to nothing last year, and the murmurs of its bitter clingers provided only a marginal distraction during this year’s voting cycle. Yet there are a few Democratic lawmakers who hope the next Congress revisits gun control legislation, however unpopular that choice might be.